April 25th Reflections

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Revival

Our dying churches need revival just like a dying man in a hospital. Or, better still, resurrect our dead churches. Only the Spirit of God can do that. No amount of organizational change, polity, or whatever can resurrect a dead church except God Himself. We probably lost the Spirit and need to go back with contrite heart to repent from our worldly life. Gone are the days when ministers are willing to be poor so that their parishioners may be enriched. How many of us are willing to become destitute for the sake of kingdom building?

Champ more than 5 years ago

April 25th refelction

I enjoy redaing your reflection. Keep them coming,.

Rona more than 5 years ago

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"Harsh and direct disagreement places thought under pressure. That’s its point. Pressure can be intellectually productive: being forced to look closely at arguments against a beloved position helps those who hold it to burnish and buttress it as often as it moves them to abandon it. But pressure also causes pain and fear; and when those under pressure find these things difficult to bear, they’ll sometimes use any means possible to make the pressure and the pain go away. They feel unsafe, threatened, put upon, and so they react by deploying the soft violence of the law or the harder violence of the aggressive and speech-denying protest. Both moves are common enough in our élite universities now, as is their support by the powers that be. Tolerance for intellectual pain is less than it was. So is tolerance for argument."

– Paul Griffiths, former professor of Catholic theology at United Methodist-related Duke University Divinity School, in an article for Commonweal magazine on why he resigned over a recent conflict with a colleague related to racism training.


   

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